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at the future of television ad monday night with a gordon smith. >> president obama was in newtown, connecticut where he spoke at an interest -- an interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. he met with members of the family and members of the police force. he spoke about the inspiration that the community had shown in the aftermath of the cap -- in the aftermath of the tragedy. other speakers at the service included the connecticut governor. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> on behalf of the new town interfaith clergy association, i welcome all of you. we needed this. we needed to be together here in this room. in the gymnasium, outside the doors of the school, in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. to show that we are together and united. we gather in such a moment of heartbreak for all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. we gathered to greet together, to care for one another, to p
that has visited tucson, all right, oak creek, newtown, and communities from columbine -- like columbine, then we have an obligation to try. in the coming weeks, i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens in an effort to prevent more tragedies like this. what choice do we have? we cannot accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared to say we are powerless in the face of such carnage? that the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say such violence visited upon our children year after year is the price of our freedom? , soll the world's religions many of them represented here today, they start with a simple question. why are we here? what gives our life meeting? what gives our acts purpose? we know our time on this earth is fleeting. we know we will each have our share of pleasure and pain. even after we chase after some earthly goal, we will fall short of what we hoped. we know no matter how good our intentions, we will all stumbles sometimes, in some way. we will make mistakes. we will experience hardships. even when we are trying to do th
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